What is CBD Oil?

CBD oil (Canabadiol) is a chemical compound extracted from the cannabis plant. It has received a lot of praise in recent years for it’s ability to naturally relieve chronic pain, anxiety, depression and even help with acne. However there is a lot of controversy over adding this new ingredient to your soap. In this live video podcast SoapLadyZ discusses some of the issues with handcrafted artisans using CBD oil in natural soap recipes and other bath products.

The three considerations you need to take into account are:

  1. Is CBD Oil Legal to use in Soap?
  2. Will your payment processor shut down your merchant account for selling products that contain CBD oil or Hemp seed oil?
  3. How will you label it and avoid making medical claims to stay in compliance with labeling requirements?

Proper Labeling is Essential

If you determine that you will start to make products with CBD oil or Hemp oil as an ingredient be very mindful of your product claims. Marie Gale has a great book that I highly recommend to help you stay in compliance with labeling your bath and body products.

Here are some additional links for more information on CBD oil and it’s benefits.

Where CBD is legal and more information

DEA Guidance on CBD 

Benefits of CBD oil

Alternative Payment Processors that allow CBD products

What do you think?

  • Is it worth adding this new ingredient? Do you already use CBD oil in your handmade soap?

Another ingredient that isn’t so controversial is highlighted here, ingredient spotlight.

Let me know in the comments.

-SoapLadyZ